Job and Internship Opportunities Announcements

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Citizen Forester Volunteer Coordinator

Part Time

Posting period ends October 1st, 2020 or until a qualified candidate is found.

Oahu-based Remote

We are seeking a project consultant to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for our Citizen Forester Program. 

About Smart Trees Pacific: 

Smart Trees Pacific (STP) is a non-profit urban forestry organization with 40 years of collective experience serving Hawaiʻi & the Pacific Region to develop sustainable, healthy community forests. STP works closely with the US Forest Service and the Hawaiʻi State Division of Forestry and Wildlife to deliver the Kaulunani Urban and Community ForestryProgram. 

About the Citizen Forester Program: 

Created to address objectives of the State Forest Action Plan, the Citizen Forester Program is a citizen science volunteer-based urban tree inventory initiative supported by the US Forest Service and Kaulunani with management support from STP. This collaborative project educates, certifies, and supports community members to become urban forestry leaders in their communities. The Citizen Forester Program began in 2016, has trained more than 200 volunteers, and mapped more than 13,000 public trees on Oʻahu. 

Position Summary: 

This consultancy position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Citizen Forester volunteer implementation. The Coordinator will work closely and under the direction of STP’s Executive Director to administer and guide the conduct and expansion of the Citizen Forester volunteer Program. This position will also support STP’s efforts to create partnerships and, find and develop sponsors to enhance and expand the program. 

Status and Compensation: 

This is a part-time, Oahu-based contract position with flexible hours (~10 - 20hours/week). Much of the work will be done remotely and the candidate is expected to work both independently and collaboratively. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


General Duties 

● Administer the implementation and development of the Citizen Forester volunteers to address the objectives determined by the steering committee. 

● Provide volunteer operational oversight and coordination of programmatic procedures. 

● Coordinate training and create relevant programmatic materials. 

● Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with State and County government agencies, non-governmental organizations, media houses, and community partners that support and grow the program. 

● Help to expand the CF volunteers into new communities on Oʻahu and neighbor islands. 

● Manage tree inventory data for integrity and ease of application. 

● Supervise team leader volunteers and regularly interface with the public. 

● Seek opportunities to develop outreach and provide for professional presentations at local venues to solicit sponsors, supporters, and recruit volunteers. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

● A four-year degree in an environmentally-related field (i.e., natural resource management or urban planning, education, or equivalent field.) is highly desirable, but not required. 

● At least one-year minimum relevant work experience in the area of environmental management, environmental science, or a related field of study. 

● One to two-years direct experience working with and managing volunteers. 

● Experience working with a non-profit entity is highly desirable. 

● Experience in working with a variety of community groups, stakeholders, and/or providing customer interface. 

● Proficient in verbal communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. 

● Access to reliable transportation, as in-the-field work is required. 

Desired Skills and Experience 

● Experience with tree inventory system and process 

● Good presentation skills 

● Familiarity with benefits of and issues relating to growing, planting, and maintaining trees in Hawaiʻi across a variety of landownerships. 

● Familiarity with environmental and social issues facing local communities. 

● Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 

● Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently and as part of a team. 

● Professional, highly organized and committed to producing quality results 

● Proficient user-level skill with Microsoft Office and Google Business suite 

● Self-starter who can proactively and independently solve problems. 

Posting period ends October 1st, 2020 or until a qualified candidate is found. 

To apply to this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Wai Lee, Executive Director, at

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Seabird Restoration Internship – applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship.  Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited. Our Seabird Translocation Projects involves the social attraction and translocation of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses, Bonin Petrels and Tristram’s Storm Petrels to create new colonies safe from sea level rise in Kahuku, HI. More information on the project can be found at

Application and position information:

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020


Seabird Research Internship- applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are working with partners from around the world to build a global seabird restoration database – a database of all active seabird restoration activities using social attraction and/or translocation techniques – to document the methods and outcomes from these activities and inform best practices in the field of seabird restoration.

Research interns will have a passion for conservation and interest in seabird biology and restoration, research, data entry, and analysis. Primary duties will include conducting literature reviews, entering and checking data, and communicating with global experts in the field of seabird restoration. Other duties could include mapping in ArcGIS, organizing data in a database such as MS Access, data analysis, and scientific writing. For interns based in Hawaii, there are opportunities to also gain experience with the seabird restoration intern team.

 Application and position information:

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020
Internship Location: Option to be based in Hawaii or California

Postdoc opportunities: Contact for further information 

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Spring–Summer Intern Scientist
Honolulu, HI
About Integral
Integral Consulting Inc. provides technical insight, strategy, and project
delivery to help our clients move forward in an evolving world. We seek
to achieve this mission by creating a business culture of client service,
technical excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Equally, we hold
ourselves to strong internal commitments to health and safety,
sustainability, diversity, mutual respect, collegiality, and the professional
development of our staff.
We are seeking an Intern Scientist to work with our environmental
scientists in multidisciplinary teams on a variety of challenging
environmental investigations, providing a unique opportunity for
personal development and mentorship.
Our internship program is designed to help bridge the gap between
formal education and the workplace. The program connects students with
staff members to obtain hands-on experience in environmental projects
with different technical focus. This is a paid internship position with the
possibility of leading to full-time employment.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities
As an Intern Scientist, your job functions will include, but not be
limited to:
• Participating as team member in a large field soil sampling and
analysis program on the island of Oahu with the following tasks:
– Working 8- to 10-hour days during field events
– Learning to operate hand-held XRF instrument for metals in soil
– Collecting shallow soil samples using hand tools such as a spade
or auger
– Keeping detailed field notes, sample location maps, and sampling
– Cleaning equipment, and conducting maintenance and inventory
– Keeping custody of environmental samples and delivering to the
• Assisting with data management activities such as organizing, data
entry, and quality assurance reviews of environmental data
• Assisting with technical writing of reports.

Spring–Summer Intern Scientist Page 2

Integral Consulting Inc.
Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the natural life, environmental, or geological
sciences, or a related field. The ideal candidate will also have:
• 0–3 years of experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative skills
• Experience with GIS and MS Excel
• Good working knowledge of environmental science and chemistry
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to or visit our Careers
webpage at Applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Integral Consulting Inc. provides an exceptional
benefits package with company-subsidized insurance, and an exciting work environment with opportunities
for significant professional growth.
All offers of employment are contingent on candidates passing an employment history screening and, if
applicable, a degree verification. Offers of employment for some positions may also be contingent on
candidates passing a federal, state, and county criminal background and Watch List screenings and a drug
and alcohol screening. Candidates for whom this is a requirement will receive written notice. All screenings
will be done in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.
We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer and are committed to a proactive program
of affirmative action and diversity development.
Integral Consulting Inc. provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified
employees and applicants without regard to race; color; religion; gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions); national origin; age; sexual orientation; disability; marital status; military,
veteran, or Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act protected veteran status; gender identity or
gender expression; or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. The “EEO is the Law”
poster can be viewed here:


Paid Internships in Tropical Forest Ecology at the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)
Two intern positions are available at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in
Panama. The interns will work directly with Dr. Evan Gora, and in collaboration with an
international network of ecophysiologists and forest ecologists, to address key knowledge gaps
in our understanding of tropical forest dynamics. These internships will prioritize professional
development; interns will have opportunities to conduct independent research, develop
quantitative skills, and coauthor peer-reviewed publications. We are seeking motivated
individuals capable of working independently and collecting field data in tropical forest
conditions. Previous field research experience, particularly in tropical forests, is preferred but
not required. The internships are available for two distinct projects:
1. Determining how lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive. Our
collaborative work recently revealed that lightning is a major cause of tropical tree death.
Therefore, the ability of certain species to survive lightning strikes likely influences forest
dynamics, differences in forest composition, and tree species coexistence. The intern will
conduct experiments and collect field data to test the physiological and electrical mechanisms by
which lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive.
2. Evaluating the factors that regulate the decomposition of entire trees. Dead wood
is a crucial component of global carbon cycling and it functions as a keystone resource that
maintains forest diversity. However, our understanding of wood decomposition in its natural
context is severely limited. Dead wood primarily exists as large pieces that decompose over
many years, whereas most decomposition studies are conducted using small substrates over a
few months. This is problematic because the results of short-term, ground-level studies often
differ substantially from the decomposition of entire trees in the same conditions. The intern
will conduct field research and perform analyses on the first long-term, large-scale, and
community-wide study into the decomposition of entire trees in tropical forests.
--Who should apply? Advanced undergraduates or graduates (BA or BS) seeking training and
experience in ecological research, particularly those considering graduate school.
Applicants should submit three documents combined into one .pdf document: (1) a one-page
cover letter describing relevant experience, interest in these positions, and how this internship
will contribute to your career goals; (2) Curriculum Vitae (CV); and (3) contact information for
two references including their professional affiliation, email address, and phone number. If you
are only interested in one of the intern positions, then please state so on the first line of your
cover letter. Otherwise, applicants will be considered for both positions. Submit applications to
Evan Gora at with the subject line: “Internship Application - (Applicant’s
last name)”. Applications are due by February 21st and the anticipated start date is May-July of
2020, although there is some flexibility.
Additional information: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is a prestigious
research organization with a large and vibrant community of staff scientists, postdoctoral
researchers, interns, and technicians/assistants. STRI operates multiple field stations in some
of the best-studied forests in the world, including the Barro Colorado Island and Gamboa lab
facilities where research will be conducted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and STRI policy.